Geek Squad BackPacks Commercial: Note Taking Software Isn’t Legit

Geek Squad Commercial - Note Taking Software

*+-As a professor who is constantly going back and telling students what I have already told them in a lecture I was excited to see the Geek Squad Backpack commercial, which shows a student taking notes with his computer’s built-in microphone, automatically transcribing the professor’s speech into text. While I was looking for the software which would […]

Verizon’s Latest Commercials Are Painfully Bad

Verizon's Latest Commercials Are Painfully Bad

*+-Verizon is rapidly expanding its 4G LTE network here in the United States and with that expansion comes marketing. Unfortunately, unlike the awesome Droid commercials that Big Red has run in the past, the commercials for it’s 4G LTE network are painfully bad. The latest is a prime example. Instead of explosions and cyborgs and […]

Verizon Movie Trivia Commercials: Movies. 4G. Fast.

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*+-Verizon is launching a series of short trivia commercials to show off the 4G LTE network speed. Instead of going head tt head with AT&T and blowing things up Verizon is focusing on deliver movies as fast as a 3 word summary. You won’t actually be able to download movies in 15 seconds, but if […]

iPhone 4 AirPlay and FaceTime Commercials Prep You For the Future

iPhone 4 FaceTime Demo

*+-The new iPhone 4 commercials may be the final primetime performance for the iPhone 4. In the latest iPhone commercials Apple shows off AirPlay and FaceTime, while reminding you that you need an iPhone to take advantage of these wireless features. The commercials set the stage for a new group of commercials, which we expect […]

Samsung Infuse 4G Claims Colors So Good They Fool Mother Nature

Samsung Infuse 4G Display - Colors So Real Commercial

*+-The Samsung Infuse 4G is a relatively new smartphone available on AT&T with a ginormous and colorful 4.5″ Super AMOLED plus display. The internals are no slouch, but AT&T knows that the Samsung Infuse 4G display is the real showstopper here as shown in the Samsung Infuse 4G Spider commercial. The Super AMOLED Plus display […]

AT&T Flashmob Commercial Falls Flat with 4G

AT&T Flashmob Commercial 4G

*+-If you have watched any amount of TV in the past month you will have seen an AT&T commercial featuring a lone flashmob dancer in a busy train station. The ad is designed to tell you why you need AT&T’s 4G network, but instead of delivering a funny, the ad shows that AT&T needs to […]

Nokia Astound TV Commercial Entertains, but Light on Details

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*+-Nokia is running a national TV commercial promoting the Astound phone. It’s certainly one of the more creative smartphone ads I’ve seen recently and I think it’ll draw a lot of people in to learn more about the Nokia Astound, a device that’s available from T-Mobile. The Nokia ad is set to a modern rendition […]

Droid Charge Release Date Gets Closer: Anomalies Spotted & New Video

Samsung Droid Charge

*+-The Samsung Droid Charge is a hot new 4G LTE Android smartphone, one of the best Android smartphones according to us, that is on the way from Verizon, but unfortunately the phone has been delayed due to the recent 4G outage. While the most recent Droid Charge commercial told us the phone was coming soon and Amazon is […]

Apple iPad 2 TV Commercial: ‘If You Asked’

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*+-Apple’s latest iPad 2 television commercial points to how different people love different aspects of the device. In the commercial, Apple lists how people with different backgrounds might view the device. If you ask a parent, they might call it intuitive. If you ask a musician, they might call it inspiring. To a doctor, it’s […]

First iPad 2 Commercial “We Believe”

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*+-Apple’s released its first iPad 2 television commercial. We Believe keeps it simple, rather than dwelling on specs and technology. It focuses on the experience and the simplicity of the iPad’s user interface. This is what we believe. Technology alone is not enough. Faster, thinner, lighter. Those are all good things, but when technology gets out of […]

It’s Time for Metro PCS to End Racist Ads

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*+-Metro PCS has been running ads for the past year or so featuring two characters that spend most of the time portraying Indian stereotypes and a little bit of time talking about phone services. Ranjit and Chad have thick Indian accents and do a wonderful job of making Indians looking like morons. While some might […]

Hyundai Highlights Free iPad, App in Oscars Commercial

iPad Hyundai Oscars

*+-The best tech commercial I saw during the 83rd Academy Awards last night wasn’t for a tech company at all, but for a car. While the ad doesn’t mention the deal directly, each Hyundai Equus comes with a ‘free’ iPad in lieu of a manual printed on dead trees. The ad closes by telling the […]

Verizon Pulls HTC Thunderbolt Commercial…What’s Going on?

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*+-Verizon Wireless has removed its HTC Thunderbolt commercial from public view, which was originally published on Tuesday. Both the English and Spanish versions of the Thunderbolt commercial are now marked as private and have been removed from Verizon’s YouTube channel. It’s almost as if Verizon wants to quell the crowds clamoring for an official Thunderbolt release date. […]